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Asus X5 Series

Asus X5DC-SX025VProcessor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84, Intel Celeron 220
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg
Price: 360, 600 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus X5DAB-SX028V

Specifications

Asus X5DAB-SX028VNotebook: Asus X5DAB-SX028V
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-84
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus X5DAB-SX028V review
Source: Techradar English
A good machine with a great look and solid 3D performance. Asus is a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer currently best known for helping to launch the netbook market a few years ago with its Eee PC brand. However, the battery life is truly lamentable and everyday performance is beaten by the Sony, meaning if your needs are a little broader we would probably opt for Sony's VAIO instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus X5DC-SX025V

Specifications

Asus X5DC-SX025VNotebook: Asus X5DC-SX025V
Processor: Intel Celeron 220
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 360 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Asus X5DC-SX025V review
Source: Techradar English
We were slightly disappointed by the Asus X5DC-SX025V. It's difficult to complain at such a low price, but the machine is outperformed by most other machines, and its decent usability just isn't enough to compensate.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Turion X2 Ultra: The AMD Turion X2 Ultra is part of the Puma platform and a mixture of the old K9 core (form the Turion 64 X2) and some parts of the K10 architecture (memorycontroller, hypertransport, crossbar switch from the Phenom). Because of the increased L2 cache ("Ultra" CPUs) and the improved memory controller, the performance increased a bit. Still a similar clocked Core 2 Duo is noticably faster.

ZM-84:

Mixture out of two K8 based cores and K10 uncores (e.g. memory controller). Offers improved power saving functions compared to older Turion CPUs but still not as good and fast as a Core 2 Duo. The ZM-84 is similar to the ZM-85 but features a slower clocked HT link.

Intel :


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)